‘Block-granting’ Medicaid by Bill Hammond | Reports

Reform in the shape of a block grant would replace the current system of open-ended matching aid, which has been blamed for encouraging overspending and gamesmanship as some states sought to maximize their federal funding. A prime example of the phenomenon is New York, which operates one of the costliest Medicaid programs in the country.

Parsing a NY Medicaid takeover by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

A mandated state takeover of local Medicaid costs, added to the House GOP health bill by U.S. Reps. Chris Collins and John Faso, promises relief for property taxpayers across New York. However, some counties stand to save more than others.

How GOP health plan would affect NY by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

The House Republicans’ American Health Care Act would jeopardize coverage for hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers and cost the state government billions of dollars. On the whole, however, it’s far less disruptive than previous GOP alternatives to Obamacare.

A softer Medicaid ‘block grant’ by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

The Medicaid “block grant” being proposed by House Republicans would be far less costly to state governments than previously projected under a draft Obamacare replacement bill that became public on Friday.

Minimum wage cost hits Medicaid by Bill Hammond | NY Torch

Moving to a $15 minimum wage will cost New York’s Medicaid system more than double what was previously forecast, state budget officials revealed this week